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Process Controls Engineer II at Montrose Environmental Group Inc. in San Diego, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:


Are you passionate about sustainability and ready to join an inclusive work environment, committed to leading new ideas and pathways, and to delivering value? If the answer is, "Yes!" then we have an exciting career opportunity for you as a Process Controls Engineer II, based in our sunny San Diego, CA office!

Who are we? We are Montrose, a global environmental services provider offering environmental planning and permitting, measurement and analytical services, and environmental resiliency and sustainability solutions. Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates, and policy experts are proud of our collective expertise and the collaborative nature of our approach to helping clients. We strive to optimize environmental resiliency in a way that effectively complements our clients' decision-making and operations and efficiently fulfills their project requirements.

We have over 80 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia and are approaching 3000 employees - all ready to provide solutions for environmental needs.


As a key member of our Montrose team, you can expect:

  • Mentorship and professional development resources to advance your career

  • Direct exposure to our industry's leading experts who are solving the world's toughest environmental challenges

  • An entrepreneurial environment where you can learn, thrive and collaborate with talented colleagues

  • Opportunities to engage and contribute in our Diversity, Fairness and Inclusion and Women Empowering Leadership employee resource groups

  • Competitive compensation package: annual salary ranging from $75,000 to $100,000, commensurate with accomplishments, performance, credentials and geography

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage

  • 401k with a competitive 4% employer match

  • Progressive vacation policies, company holidays and paid parental leave benefits to ensure work/life balance

  • A financial assistance program that supports peers in need, known as the Montrose Foundation

  • Access to a student loan planning tool to optimize your student loan payoff plans and compare student loan rates with lenders


As a Process Controls Engineer II (PCE2), this role will be responsible for a full range of activities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Be an integral part of our safety culture, approaching all aspects of work with a safety-first attitude

  • Learn and understand the highly technical product that Montrose/ECT2 is delivering to our customers

  • Responsible for process control designs for biogas generation and water treatment systems; generally responsible for the design of between 2 to 3 simultaneous projects

  • Responsible for the design and creation of control system functional specifications, control narratives, sequence of operation charts, instrument specifications, I/O lists, control table development, and alarm lists

  • Responsible for PLC and HMI hardware selection and program development, VFD programming and commissioning, network architecture design, local SCADA system design and integration with customer SCADA systems.

  • Responsible for coordination and definition of process control requirements with the design team, 3rd party vendors and Montrose/ECT2's customers to ensure final detailed designs, fabrication and site installs accomplish intended treatment and operational goals.

  • Provide control related power requirements and assist the electrical design team with the creation of electrical power single line diagrams, load calculation tables, wire and cable schedules and instrumentation layout drawings.

  • Assist the team lead with creation of process flow diagrams, mass balances, P&IDs, engineering reports, proposals, cost estimates, kinetic and capacity modeling, onsite pilot testing and various field work duties, including system startup, commissioning and troubleshooting.

  • Provide review and assist team lead with the creation of detailed process and mechanical designs, including plans and specifications for water (including groundwater, stormwater, surface water and drinking water) and vapor treatment projects.

  • Provide review and assist with engineering calculations for piping systems, pump selection, heat transfer, and system operating regimes.

  • Responsible for vendor coordination to obtain control system equipment quotes which meet both the technical and budgetary requirements of projects.

  • Periodically be available for onsite support and various field work duties, including factory acceptance testing, system start-up, commissioning and troubleshooting.

  • Assist in identifying technical operational issues and approaches for evaluation.

  • Perform pilot, construction, fabrication and start-up oversight with our partner fabrication shops and customers' contractors; sees their design vision through to completion and function.

  • Use Montrose/ECT2's networking software system to connect with remote systems to edit and interpret system data to improve system design and operations.

  • Draft technical sections of project communications and reports.

  • Review and interpret regulations related to control system design and installation.

  • Availability to travel 25% of the time, domestically and internationally.


To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each duty and responsibility, listed in the A Day in the Life section above, satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and responsibilities.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in mechanical, chemical, or environmental engineering or related field

  • 3+ years professional experience in process controls engineering, preferably focused in the environmental remediation/water/air treatment space

  • Experience with control system hardware and software systems, preferably with Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley (Studio 5000) and Siemens (STEP 7 TIA Portal)

  • Experience with process drawings (P&IDs, PFDs, etc.)

  • Strong chemical/mechanical/process experience, i.e. water chemistry, process engineering, heat transfer, fluids, thermodynamics, strength of materials, material sciences

  • Familiarity with the design of water treatment equipment involving ion exchange, adsorption, filtration, boilers, cooling systems, heat exchangers, and automated control systems

  • Familiarity with the design of anaerobic digesters, methane recovery, gas upgrading and compression systems

  • Experience with AutoCAD 2D drafting software

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications

  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, and organization skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Professional Registration eligible (FE Exam passed preferred)

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

  • Must have a reliable form of transportation to travel to job sites and the office

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 949-988-3500 or for assistance.


We are going to be blunt - the way we work may not suit everyone. We are a fast-paced, dynamic and high-growth company. You are your own boss, but you will get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues and its service providers. Therefore, if freedom, autonomy, and head-scratching professional challenges attract you, we could be the perfect match made in heaven.

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Montrose is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Montrose is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Montrose is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its employment for individuals with disabilities.

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